Soo Hostetler: Childhood Fantasy - POSTPONED

POSTPONED - new exhibition dates to follow soon.

Soo Hostetler, Associate Professor, Graphic Design, University of Northern Iowa / USA

“Childhood Fantasy” is a series of works that present different visual representations to rediscover the beauty of Korean folk art. My conceptual theories of design are rooted in the popular themes of Minhwa art forms that were developed during the late Joseon era. I am creating modern expressions of Minhwa-style by interpreting the traditional symbolism of the characters through my own imagination of a narrative form of storytelling using digital technology. Written messages are drawn from my memories of Korean fairy tales and my cultural heritage. Visual and written messages are delivered through the eyes of a child and portray an innocence of mind. Using nonverbal structure enhances the perceptual capabilities of the human mind and spirit. There are two important elements that support and contribute to this unique visual approach. First, a narrative form of poetic storytelling is presented visually and conveys human emotions. Second, a morphological structure of illustration is developed to portray magical dimensions of symbolism that demonstrate the power of visual communication.

Friday, May 29 at 10:00am to 5:00pm

More dates through June 21, 2020

Hearst Center for the Arts
304 W Seerley Blvd, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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Galleries & Exhibitions

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Family-Friendly, 18+, 21+, Young Adult, Kids, Teens


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